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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3960 on: February 14, 2019, 02:38:09 AM »
Will smith was horrible choice

Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3961 on: February 14, 2019, 07:30:35 AM »
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Will smith was horrible choice

Name brand.  And they saved money on CGIing him like they did with the guy who did Golum.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3962 on: February 14, 2019, 11:39:57 AM »
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Will smith was horrible choice

They probably chose Will Smith for the same reason they chose Robin Williams: marketability. They've always got to have at least one big star to draw people in with. Only, in Robin Williams' case, he was comedian with a knack for making people laugh with his unique brand of humor. Will Smith is an actor people tolerate now because of how good he used to be. If they really wanted someone to be a decent stand-in for the late Robin Williams, they should have hired a high-energy comedian. But I can't think of any famous comedians who would fit that bill.

I think there are bigger problems with the movie than Will Smith, though. Will Smith might actually be the most entertaining actor in the movie, given how stoic and bored the other actors seem. The guy they chose to be Jafar, for instance, looks and sounds more like he's Jafar's nephew.
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3963 on: February 15, 2019, 04:35:51 AM »
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They probably chose Will Smith for the same reason they chose Robin Williams: marketability. They've always got to have at least one big star to draw people in with. Only, in Robin Williams' case, he was comedian with a knack for making people laugh with his unique brand of humor. Will Smith is an actor people tolerate now because of how good he used to be. If they really wanted someone to be a decent stand-in for the late Robin Williams, they should have hired a high-energy comedian. But I can't think of any famous comedians who would fit that bill.

I think there are bigger problems with the movie than Will Smith, though. Will Smith might actually be the most entertaining actor in the movie, given how stoic and bored the other actors seem. The guy they chose to be Jafar, for instance, looks and sounds more like he's Jafar's nephew.

I for one think it would be a very interesting movie if they had Frankie boyle as the genie.
And if he were allowed to write his own Jokes.
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3964 on: February 15, 2019, 06:28:08 PM »
I thought the same thing. It's not the design, it is Will Smith. Casting is wrong.

Other than that they actually tried to make it that way on purpose it seems. 

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3965 on: February 15, 2019, 07:35:58 PM »
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

I loved it. Super. Watch it.

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« Reply #3966 on: February 16, 2019, 12:42:42 AM »
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I for one think it would be a very interesting movie if they had Frankie boyle as the genie.
And if he were allowed to write his own Jokes.
Oh, fuck.  Even I would have paid to see that.
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Online Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3967 on: February 18, 2019, 12:16:18 AM »
Bird Box 7/10

I REALLY liked the concept (there's an extremely spoilery video up on Film Theorists if you want to know more about that), but the execution was a tad off.  I didn't care for most of the characters, especially the main protagonist.  There could have been a lot more meat on the bones - a lot more thrills and chills (like getting captured or having to make a sadist choice) - but sadly, that just wasn't in the cards.

But I loved the setting - dark river/woods is perfect for some unseen monsters.  Great vibe.

The monsters themselves are clearly the stars of the show, and if you want the deets on them, you're going to be disappointed with this film.  You're going to have to turn to the internet for that.

The very worst part of the movie is the ending.  If you're thinking about watching it, do yourself a favor and stop about 9/10 of the way through and make up whatever ending you want to believe.  Whatever you come up with will be much better than the official ending, I promise.  I went with the same ending as The Mist.  Heh, good times.

Also, here's what I thought about the movie's editing:

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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3968 on: February 18, 2019, 08:14:47 AM »
So, Day of the Triffids II?
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« Reply #3969 on: February 18, 2019, 11:03:18 AM »
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So, Day of the Triffids II?
Pretty much, with minor differences.  I prefer that the survivors aren't rendered blind - they're perfectly capable of looking, but they run the risk of doom with every glance.  This allows for a temptation VS self-discipline internal struggle in addition to the external struggle.

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3970 on: February 19, 2019, 07:57:54 AM »
The Lady in the Van.

It's good. Apparently, it's mostly a true story. 

Online Sal1981

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3971 on: February 19, 2019, 08:12:31 AM »
Wreck it Ralph 2 - 6/10

OK story, I guess.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3972 on: February 19, 2019, 11:03:10 AM »
I was on Netflix and saw both The Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man & the Wasp were on there, so I watched them both. The Incredibles 2 was good. The main premise is basically that super heroes are still outlawed, so the actions of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and their kids are seen by the general public in a negative light. But this rich guy who's nostalgic for superheroes wants to change the public perception, and he hires Elastigirl to do it. At the same time, a villain named Screenslaver appears, using screens to hypnotize people and cause trouble. Overall, I thought it was a good followup to the original film.

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Ant-Man & the Wasp was a lot better than I was expecting. The previous Antman movie kinda left me underwhelmed, but I liked this one. The humor is very self-aware, with Scott often being the only one in the room who doesn't understand the others' sciencey mumbo jumbo. The villain is interesting and has a unique power I've never seen before.

When I first saw the trailer for Ant-Man, I thought it was a bit farfetched that the entire Ant-Man team would be uneffected by the snap, since everyone essentially had a 50/50 chance of survival. But apparently a few movies released between the two Infinity War movies are out of order and take place before the snap.

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Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3973 on: February 25, 2019, 03:45:01 PM »
Brexit: The Uncivil War - 8/10

A political drama that follows the Leave.EU Campaign.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #3974 on: February 25, 2019, 04:12:11 PM »
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I was on Netflix and saw both The Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man & the Wasp were on there, so I watched them both. The Incredibles 2 was good. The main premise is basically that super heroes are still outlawed, so the actions of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and their kids are seen by the general public in a negative light. But this rich guy who's nostalgic for superheroes wants to change the public perception, and he hires Elastigirl to do it. At the same time, a villain named Screenslaver appears, using screens to hypnotize people and cause trouble. Overall, I thought it was a good followup to the original film.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Ant-Man & the Wasp was a lot better than I was expecting. The previous Antman movie kinda left me underwhelmed, but I liked this one. The humor is very self-aware, with Scott often being the only one in the room who doesn't understand the others' sciencey mumbo jumbo. The villain is interesting and has a unique power I've never seen before.

When I first saw the trailer for Ant-Man, I thought it was a bit farfetched that the entire Ant-Man team would be uneffected by the snap, since everyone essentially had a 50/50 chance of survival. But apparently a few movies released between the two Infinity War movies are out of order and take place before the snap.

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In Incredibles I it was Dash's dash. In II it was Jack-Jack vs. the trash panda.  Both worth the price of admission.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

 

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